The motherlode of high-budget action films of the 00s gave us some of the best car chases ever. But it was the Fast and the Furious franchise that blew the lid off of chase scenes, building a multi-billion dollar series of films based around cars — and wrecking them spectacularly. Donut gives you their 10 best chases from the 00s.
Based on the 80s arcade game, three mutant animals become massive — we're talking a 30-foot werewolf — after a genetic experiment goes awry. The gigantic monsters begin wreaking havoc across the country with plenty of destruction and explosions. Luckily for us, Dwayne Johnson is no stranger to saving the world but unfortunately for him, the gigantic silverback gorilla is his primate pal. Also starring Naomie Harris, Malin Åkerman and Joe Manganiello, the film is scheduled for release April 20, 2018.
No talking. No laughing. Even a simple creak of the floorboard can get you killed. Directed by John Krasinski, the film follows a family who is living in total silence to keep from awakening a supernatural being that is summoned by sound. Along with his real-life wife Emily Blunt, Krasinski also stars in the Michael Bay-production, which is slated for release April 6, 2018.
Every film doesn't have to be a moving masterpiece. Camp has been an integral part of moving pictures since the silent era, and continues now even in places where you might not think it exists — in the work of Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino, and others. Now You See It looks at some of the best uses of camp, intentional and not-so-intentional.
Nothing is sacred anymore. Deadpool just put his stamp on the The Joy of Painting and now we can never look at Bob Ross the same. Hidden within the bizarreness is some actual movie footage. Ryan Reynolds returns as everyone's favorite anti-hero when the sequel is released on June 1, 2018.
Jay Bahadur wanted to be a journalist. Instead of journalism school, he opted for an on-the-job education: by going to Somalia to learn about the rise of piracy off the Horn of Africa. Based on Bahadur's book, The Pirates of Somalia stars Evan Peters, Barkhad Abdi, and Al Pacino. The film comes to theaters December 8, 2017.
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Based on the 1989 graphic novel, Batman: Gotham by Gaslight takes Gotham City back over 100 years ago to the Victorian era. The Ripper is terrorizing women in Gotham, creating panic as the gruesome murders catch the imagination of the public. Bruce Wayne and an unlikely ally join forces to take the mask off the perpetrator and bring the streets of Gotham back to a semblance of safety. Batman: Gotham by Gaslight comes to Blu-Ray and digital in 2018.
Losing his job was the best thing that ever happened to P.T. Barnum. The man who invented show business would go on to create a spectacle that became the talk of the world and his most enduring legacy. Hugh Jackman stars in The Greatest Showman, a musical about the life and times of the Barnum & Bailey Circus founder. In theaters December 20, 2017.
It started as a night of make-believe murder and mystery, but it quickly spirals out of control when the game turns out to be real. Starring Rachel McAdams and Jason Bateman, Game Night looks to be a satirical take on David Fincher's The Game. The film comes to theaters March 2, 2018.
During the Cold War, a lonely janitor stumbles upon a secret government project — a merman being held in captivity. An unlikely friendship ensues that threatens them both when Elisa, the janitor, tries to help him escape. From director Guillermo De Toro, The Shape of Water stars Sally Hawkins and Michael Shannon. The film comes to theaters December 8, 2017.
There are a surprising amount of elevator scenes in film: Plunging elevators, stuck elevators, elevators disgorging insane amounts of blood into the lobby of a hotel. Cinefix called in elevator expert John Holzer to see how close to reality Hollywood gets when they're going up.
For the first time, Steven Spielberg and Meryl Streep are together in the same film. The Post stars Streep as The Washington Post's Katharine Graham, the first woman owner of a major newspaper, with Hanks as editor Ben Bradlee. The story centers on the decision to publish the Pentagon Papers, a study commissioned by former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, that blew the lid off the US government's three-decade-long involvement in Vietnam. The Post comes to theaters December 22, 2017.
The grand finale drops this Valentine's Day as the curtain comes down on Mr. and Mrs. Grey in Fifty Shades Freed. The third film shows Ana being stalked by her former boss, Jack Hyde, Christian buying Ana a new home that comes with an architect who's interested in her husband, a car chase — and a few intimate scenes. Starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dorman, Fifty Shades Freed releases — you guessed it — on Valentine's Day 2018.
One of the most fantastical ideas to spring from the minds of humans has become a common trope — time travel. As a genre, time travel dates back around 100 to 150 years ago, with books like The Time Machine, A Connecticut Yankee in King Authur's Court, and even A Christmas Carol. But the concept is far older than that, beginning with the human sense of regret. Nerdwriter digs into the past to find the origin of trying to change what's already happened, or what's going to happen in the future.
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In 2003, Tommy Wiseau wrote, directed, and starred in a little film called The Room. Shortly after, the film became a cult phenomenon, not because of its great storyline or exceptional acting, but because it was so terrible. In this biopic, James Franco and Seth Rogan retell the process to make a movie about the worst movie ever made. Also starring Dave Franco, Alison Brie, Josh Hutcherson, Jacki Weaver, Nathan Fielder, and June Diane Raphael, The Disaster Artist comes to theaters December 1, 2017.
There's something in the woods outside a rural Pennsylvania town — or at least a bigfoot hunter thinks so. Local resident Mayard gets mistaken for the mythical creature which leads to the town becoming the center of a bigfoot phenomenon. Starring Michael Shannon and Ron Perlman, Pottersville comes to theaters November 10, 2017.
In this latest film, Alexander Payne is taking tiny living to the extreme. The Oscar-winning director is fighting overpopulation by shrinking down humans to .0364%. Although that translates to bigger homes and more money, we're sure there's a giant twist. Starring Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Alec Baldwin, Neil Patrick Harris, and Jason Sudeikis, the film is slated for release this December 22, 2017.
We're just a month out from the release of the upcoming Star Wars film, and every little glimpse matters. The latest look is short but packed with details including possibly one of the biggest reunions in the franchise — Luke and the Millenium Falcon. You can pre-order tickets for what's sure to be another blockbuster opening night before the eighth installment debuts on December 15, 2017.
In today's Hollywood, nothing is real anymore. Even the simplest locations are now created with CGI. This means sets are full of green screens and extras in funny-looking dinosaur hats. This video removes all of the fancy VFX to reveal how ridiculous the filming process looked compared to the final product.
In 1994, crime and ice skating collided when Nancy Kerrigan was clubbed in the knee at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Kerrigan's rival Tonya Harding was thought to be involved and eventually pleaded guilty to obstruction. Now, over 20 years later, we finally have a movie about it. Starring Margot Robbie, the black comedy comes to theaters December 8, 2017.
Billy Moore thought he was escaping his rough upbringing in Liverpool when moved to Thailand on the suggestion of a friend. But his old habits were hard to give up, and he ended up in Thai prison, where fighting became his only escape. Starring Joe Cole, A Prayer Before Dawn tells Billy's story of fighting his way out of jail. The film releases in 2018.
Shortly after the events of Batman v Superman, Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince set out to assemble the ultimate team of superheroes for Zack Snyder's second DC film. The pair will try to woo the likes of Aquaman, Cyborg, and The Flash to help save humanity from Steppenwolf and the Parademons, which is sure to bring plenty of action and CGI destruction. Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, and Gal Gadot return and are joined by Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, and Ray Fisher when the League unites November 17, 2017.
Returning from World War II, Jamie and Laura McAllen relocate to a farm in rural Mississippi. They work side-by-side with a family of sharecroppers on the same land, one of whom, Ronsel, is also a veteran. Jaime and Ronsel overcome the racial tensions of the South to become friends, much to their peril. Mudbound stars Jason Mitchell and Garrett Hedlund and releases on Netflix November 17, 2017.
No matter how good char chases got in the 80s and 90s, it was the 60s that taught everyone how it was done. From James Bond to Steve McQueen, the 60s started it all. Donut looks at the top 10 car chases from the birth of the chase scene.
If you take a buddy-cop, an epic fantasy, and an action film and roll them all into one, you'll have David Ayer's Bright. The movie takes place in a Los Angeles where fairytale creatures and humans do not live happily ever after. LAPD officers Will Smith and Joel Edgerton try to keep the peace until a routine stop uncovers some dark magic. The film is set for streaming December 22, 2017.
Symmetrical compositions. Knolling shots. Slow-motion. Wes Anderson has many signatures, but none are as distinctive as his use of color. These muted palettes aid in creating the surreal, dream-like worlds that are uniquely his. In this short video essay, Andrés Peña uses scenes from
Director Rian Johnson grew up a Star Wars fan — just like almost everyone else. He went on to become a director, making the films Brick, Looper, and directing episodes of Breaking Bad. Now he's in the driver's seat of one of his childhood favorites. Rian talks about what's it's like taking on the responsibility of directing a Star Wars movie.
In 1881, William Wirt Winchester dies of tuberculosis, four months after his father, the founding of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. Two years later, his wife Sarah began building what came to be known as the Winchester Mystery House — famous for its never-ending construction until Sarah's death in 1922. Claiming she was hounded by the spirits of those killed by Winchester arms, Sarah never stop construction on the advice of a medium. Winchester: The House that Ghosts Built is her story, and comes to theaters February 2, 2018.